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Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

CAS: Samson Siasia’s FIFA life ban reduced to five years

A former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia, who was handed a life ban by the world football governing body FIFA over match-fixing allegations has had his punishment reduced to a five-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar. Under pressure from grassroots activists the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) is holding an extraordinary congress to decide whether to pass up football's showpiece event.

Norway’s football clubs to decide whether to boycott World Cup

Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar.
Soccer Football – England & Soccer Aid World XI Training – Motspur Park, London, Britain – June 7, 2018 Soccer Aid World XI’s Yaya Toure during training Action Images via Reuters-Andrew Boyers

Henry Abiodun: Yaya Toure will succeed at FK Akhmat

Yaya Toure will succeed in his coaching role at FK Akhmat, according to Henry Abiodun who feels the experience garnered during his active days would count.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Barca president confident Leo Messi will sign new deal

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, remains confident Lionel Messi will sign a new deal at the club and insists persuading him to remain at Camp Nou is a straightforward process.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his idol, with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as an example to follow.

Diogo Jota: Cristiano Ronaldo was my idol

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his "idol", with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d'Or winner as "an example to follow".
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Jose Mourinho: Kylian Mbappe is world’s next star after Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo’s career...

Roma manager Jose Mourinho believes Kylian Mbappe has what it takes to emerge as heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when their remarkable careers come to an end.
Diego Simeone says that Atletico Madrid will give their lives in order to be crowned champions of La Liga this weekend, as the title race goes down to the wire with Real Madrid.

Diego Simeone nears Atletico Madrid contract extension

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone looks set to sign a contract extension at the club ahead of the 2021/22 La Liga season.
Real Madrid are closing in on a deal that will add highly reputed sporting director Luis Campos to their ranks, with the media learning that further talks are planned for next week.

Real Madrid close to appointing renowned sporting director

Real Madrid are closing in on a deal that will add highly reputed sporting director Luis Campos to their ranks, with the media learning that further talks are planned for next week.
Gary Lineker will step down as the host of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage following this weekend’s final between Manchester City and Chelsea in Porto.

Gary Lineker to quit BT Sport role after Champions League final in Porto

Gary Lineker will step down as the host of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage following this weekend’s final between Manchester City and Chelsea in Porto.
Juventus are confident Andrea Pirlo is “destined for greatness” and a natural fit for the club, says chief football officer Fabio Paratici.

Juventus sack club legend Andrea Pirlo as manager

Juventus have sacked Andrea Pirlo, who is a club legend, after an underwhelming first season as manager.
Brentford and Swansea will slug it out for promotion to the Premier League on Saturday as they meet in a Championship play-off final worth an estimated £180 million.

Brentford, Swansea eye Premier League promotion

Brentford and Swansea will slug it out for promotion to the Premier League on Saturday as they meet in a Championship play-off final worth an estimated £180 million.
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich will complete “one of the biggest historical achievements” in world football if they lift the Club World Cup in Qatar this month.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Robert Lewandowski is better than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and offers more...

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has proved he is better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga supremo: We’re still planning to take matches to US

La Liga’s plans to stage a game in the United States are alive and kicking, according to president Javier Tebas who all but ruled out taking the showpiece El Clasico match out of Spain.
Fernandinho is one of the most important parts of the Manchester City side that have triumphed in the Premier League this season.

Fernandinho: It’s an honour and a privilege to captain Manchester City

At 35-years-old he has won the Premier League four times. He has also made 347 appearances for City during his eight years in Manchester, in which he has also won the FA Cup once and the League Cup six times. Fernandinho assured that, due to the high level in English football, winning the title is of extreme importance.
England’s chances of winning the Euro 2020 tournament this year have been boosted by the success of the Premier League clubs in the Champions League and Europa League, says Harry Kane.

Chelsea leading race to sign world-class striker

After successfully climbing his way through the club’s youth ranks and with the help of several loan spells, Kane has gone on to become one of world football’s most devastating attackers.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA relegates Kenyan premiership club over match manipulation

Zoo FC have been relegated from the Football Kenya Federation Premier League after being found guilty of match manipulation by world football governing body Fifa.
The Glazer family have ‘no plans’ to sell Manchester United despite protests from the club’s supporters inside Old Trafford on Sunday.

Glazers have ‘no plans’ to sell Manchester United despite Old Trafford protests

United’s Premier League fixture with Liverpool was postponed on safety grounds following protests from the Red Devils’ supporters, with around 100 fans entering the stadium and invading the pitch in a demonstration against the club’s controversial ownership.
World football governing body FIFA have approved five stadiums including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA approve five stadiums for Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers

World football governing body FIFA have approved five stadiums including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alejandro Herrero, has advocated the streghtening of footballing ties between Argentina and Nigeria, insisting that there are compelling commonalities between the two countries in the realm of the ‘beautiful game’.

Argentina’s ambassador wants stronger footballing ties with Nigeria

The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Nigeria, His Excellency Alejandro Herrero has advocated the streghtening of footballing ties between Argentina and Nigeria, insisting that there are compelling commonalities between the two countries in the realm of the ‘beautiful game’.
Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.

Samuel Eto’o: English football’s social media blackout is powerful message but not direct action

Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o said racism and online abuse can only be defeated in football if social media platforms and football governing bodies around the world take action.
Mohamed Salah has tied a Champions League mark achieved by Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o by scoring against Real Madrid on Tuesday at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

Mo Salah drops hint over Liverpool future in contract extension update

Mo Salah has hinted that he wishes to remain at Liverpool with his latest comments in response to questions over a potential new contract, as reported by the Echo.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.

Real Madrid boss responds to talk of club being kicked out of Champions League

Zinedine Zidane says it would be "illogical and absurd" for Real Madrid to be kicked out of the Champions League as a result of their involvement in Super League proposals.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the first weekly cabinet meeting of his new government in Jerusalem June 20, 2021. Emmanuel Dunand-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Naftali Bennett warns against nuclear talks with Iran’s ‘hangmen regime’

Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a "regime of brutal hangmen" with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal.

SEC: MBA Capital and Trading Ltd not registered

The Securities and Exchange Commission has dispelled insinuations in some sections of the media that MBA Capital and Trading Ltd is a registered capital market operator with the Commission.
Real Madrid and Chelsea has scoffed at an online report of Timo Werner being of interest for Carlo Ancelotti.

Real Madrid, Chelsea baffled by Timo Werner claims

Real Madrid and Chelsea has scoffed at an online report of Timo Werner being of interest for Carlo Ancelotti.

Benue court grants two accused bail in attempted kidnap case

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Mrs Franca Yua on Monday heard the bail application of the Chief Executive Officer CEO of TAP, Terwase Agbem Paul and Mson Yaasa.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS chief accuses officers of collecting bribe

The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, may have perfected plans for mass movement of officers, particularly those at the land borders to tackle what he termed collection of bribes and extortion by the officers.